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No More Crick in the Neck: Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

This morning, I woke up with a crick in the neck. Sore, stiff, and in a bit of pain was definitely not the way I wanted to start my day. Chances are, you have probably woken up to this same problem at least once in your life. A crick in the neck can be more than just annoying. It can keep you in pain and limit the range of motion in your neck. To protect your neck and keep it healthy and pain free, check out these great tips for avoiding cricks and improving neck health.

Sleep On Your Pillow

I got a crick in the neck last night because I slept on a pillow in a weird position. My head was too high for my body, and therefore, I woke up with pain. Similarly, sleeping without a pillow can lead to the same result. In order to prevent this, choose a pillow that is the right height for your body. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the right one. The right pillow can keep your body and neck at the right angle and keep pain at bay.

Stretch Everyday

Stretching is a natural reaction of the body. When we wake up, we stretch to get all of the stiffness out. Instead of relying on your body’s natural instinct, make it a point to stretch. Get a routine and do it everyday.  Include neck specific stretches to keep neck pain away. This will help you keep flexibility in the neck area and avoid aches and pains that come from inactivity.

Chiropractic Care

Getting regular chiropractic care is another great way to keep your neck healthy. Chiropractors can manipulate the spine in order to keep it in optimal health. Those that see a chiropractor regularly report a healthier back, neck, joints, and body in general. They also report less aches and pains and fewer injuries as a result of misalignments of the spine. Keeping the spine aligned is one of the best things you can do for your body’s overall health.

To get chiropractic care, try The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. The Joint is a great place to get care. They have a walk-in appointment policy that makes it easier than ever to get the care you need. If you are concerned about pricing, rest assured. The Joint offers an affordable pricing plan to make it possible for everyone to benefit. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and help you keep your neck healthy and pain free.

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